FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 11, 2014
CONTACT: Peter Van Delft
Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins recently visited the Buckley Apartments in Chelsea to participate in their annual senior cookout event. In addition to elected officials such as Chelsea City Councilors Leo Robinson and Giovanni Recupero, nearly 200 seniors participated throughout the day engaging in conversation, watching a World Cup soccer game, eating great food, and enjoying musical offerings.
Sheriff Tompkins was happy to take part in such a joyous occasion.
“I love to see community gatherings like these,” said Sheriff Tompkins. “They encourage members of the community to engage with each other. Working in the world of corrections, I’m often reminded of all the ills plaguing our communities, but being in this positive environment is reassuring and reminds me of what we’re working for at the Sheriff’s Department and why that work is so important.”